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FILM OF THE MONTH
1002020 - BY DEAN WILSON
Film by Dave Lee
Dean: I'd written the poem and posted it on Twitter and people seemed to like it but I thought it was
too odd to make into a film. Then Dave rang me and said it would work as a film but it just needed the right setting. Then a couple of weeks went by and, I can't remember who suggested it, but the old ruins at Kilnsea suddenly seemed like a really obvious choice.
Dave: I think it was me who suggested Kilnsea but based on a picture Dean had tweeted. So he can take credit. Keep him happy. It's an old gun emplacement thing from WW2 that's fallen into the sea due to coastal erosion. It housed cannons or bigs guns or whatever, pointing out into the North Sea, protecting the mouth of the Humber. What's left is all squares and circles and it's very apocalyptic. It looks like the end of the original Planet of the Apes and so it fitted the poem perfectly.
Then we went to shoot it and there was an amazing haze everywhere. Really ethereal. The sun just couldn't break through but it gave everything this odd glow. The film ended up being eerie and reflective and I don't think we've ever matched a poem and a location better than this.
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